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Jacob Taylor announced as finalist for 2012 Service to America Medal

NIST/JQI Fellow Jake Taylor has recently been nominated as a finalist for the 2012 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal. There are a total of nine medals issued, and Taylor is one of three finalists for theCall to Service Medal. According to the Partnership for Public Service, this award is intended to “recognize a federal employee whose professional achievements reflect the important contributions that a new generation brings to public service.” The nomination specifically cites Taylor’s theoretical research efforts that relate to medical imaging and information transfer protocols. The Washington Post Fed Page profiled Taylor as part of a series covering the nominees. Taylor works on a range of quantum information research projects and teaches atomic physics as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. The medal recipients will be announced on September 13, 2012.